SAUDIA, also known as Saudi Arabian Airlines started out in 1945 with a single twin-engine gifted to King Abdul Aziz by US President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This was followed months later with the purchase of two more aircrafts, and these formed the nucleus of what in a few years was to become one of the world's largest airlines. SAUDIA is the national flag carrier of Saudi Arabia and its main operational base is situated at the King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED). The airline also has other hubs, which are the Riyadh-King Khalid International Airport (RUH) and the Dammam-King Fahd International Airport (DMM). It is a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organization and the SkyTeam. SAUDIA has also won various awards in the aviation industry such as the Silver MENA Travel, the Yahoo Middle East Online Award for best regional online marketing, the Quality Cube Award from Lufthansa, the Silver Plate from Royal Brunei Airlines for On-Time Performance and Diamond Award from On Board Services Magazine, among others.
The capital and largest city of Paraguay, Asunción is one of the oldest cities in South America, and due to this, it is known as ‘Mother of Cities’. Being the centre of music, poetry and arts, the traces of its immediate history can be viewed within the city's surroundings when it was once the colonial capital of southern South America. The city is made at a rise of 175 feet (53 metres) above sea level. There are two major squares inside its periphery which are Plaza de los Héroes and Plaza Uruguaya. Bordered by jacaranda trees these well maintained squares serve as cool and shady resting places.
The greater proportion of Asunción belongs to the Catholic religion while rest of the people profess to be involved in Islam, Buddhism and Judaism. Nearly 50% of city's population speaks Spanish, lesser than this excels in Jopará, (a peculiar dialect that's a pidgin produced out of transition; Spanish to Guaraní), and rest converse in Guaraní. The architecture of this city comprises of the magnanimous cathedral, presidential palace, and Pantheon of Heroes all of which were built in the 19th century. Apart from this, designed by the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, Hotel Guaraní is counted among the famous buildings. While on drive from the airport, you can take a peek at the magnificent and skilfully raised mansions lining the great Avenida Mariscal López.
Asunción is quite famous for its beautiful restaurants which carry a unique mix of modern, ancient and contemporary designs hued with artistic themes. Some of its most popular eating-out places are Churrasqueria Acuarela, La Paraguayita, La Preferida, Mburicao, Talleyrand, Tio Lucas and many more. With unique specialties, floor-to-ceiling designing and amazing seating arrangements, these restaurants provide a great deal of variety in culinary. The main cuisines you can have here are Brazilian, Eclectic, European, Italian, Latin American and South American. Regarding price, hotels of this place are named as budget, mid-range upscale and expensive. Budget ones are like Asuncion Palace Hotel, Excelsior Inn, Hotel Cecilia, Hotel Chaco etc. Like Vegas, Asunción is also hugely popular for its scintillating nightlife. Beside cinema and regular theaters, the city has modern and chic Arts Centers, Bars, Casinos and Dance Clubs. The night is not less than a day, but a conglomeration of stars and neon lights. The city is also well known among the inhabitants and tourists for its handicrafts and electronics market. Cheap rates and bargains are most common scenes in the shopping centres and malls here.
Religion, History, Contemporary Architectural structures, Art, Craft, Music are just few of the things which tourists yearn for while flying to Asunción. MakeMyTrip.com is the single leading travel portal of India, which is the source of so many trips, which you can avail with discounted prices. Not only the already formed travel packages, the portal also helps you to configure your own trip picking each thing out of the lot. Car rentals,
Asuncion Airport, Paraguay, Presidente Gen. Stroessner Airport, CC 1752, Asuncion, Paraguay
Tel: +595 21 22 012/4 | Fax: +595 21 213 406